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Devastated newbie Star Tortoise keeper
Posted: 06/08/2016 by Mindi

Hi there,  My story. After many months of research and advice given, regarding the pitfalls out there, I decided to play safe and get our first tortoises from the most recommended breeder I could find as this was going to be a one off purchase of our long term pets, and seamed well worth the extra costs involved. However, to cut a 4 month story short, they became sick and after lots of tests and hospitalisation for a week, and bill for 734, they tested positive for micro plasma. Last Saturday the less sickly one, Myrtle suddenly died, Maude is hanging in there but I know I will not be able to replace her buddy and I'm having to nebulise her twice a day. What is making the deverstation even worse is the fact that the breeder will not answer any of my communications. I feel I would have been better taking my chances with the pet trade. Please can someone give me advice, I'm heart broken.


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